Ran me first train today!! Woohoo!

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Agatheron, Feb 13, 2004.

  1. Agatheron

    Agatheron Member

    Okay... so I post too much for someone who's just starting out. However, I finally managed to get my hands on a base-end DC power pack... I pulled out my track, my cars, my three locomotives, and gave them a whirl on my dining room table. I even managed to do a bit of switching with a single spur line in the oval I made...

    A few lessons learned:

    1. I need to upgrade all my cars and locomotives to M-T couplers (and trucks). I could see the difference with my SD40-2 versus everything else... I even tried doing magnetic coupling and such... :)

    2. I love the Peco turnouts and how easy they work even on the tabletop. The rest of the track I was using was Atlas sectional stuff...

    3. I much prefer switching to watching things go 'round in an oval. Although the continuous running is a nice way to have something going on while I do the switching...

    4. I really need to get my layout going soon... but part of that needs to wait until I find out if I am moving or not...

    Anyway, now that I've run them once, I'll be doing this a bit more often and doing some more experimenting as I work towards my layout!
  2. fifer

    fifer Active Member

    How do you feel now?

    Glad you got to run some trains , now don't you feel like a train junkie???
    You are needing that fix.
    Hope you can get something going soon !
    And above all have fun!!!!

    :) :) :) :) :) :thumb:
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Way to go Agatheron. Nothing like seeing trains rolling to start juices flowing.
  4. SD90

    SD90 Active Member

    It's always cool to get trains running! I sometimes don't do any work on the layout because I'm too busy running trains!

  5. zeeglen

    zeeglen Member

    This is the best of both worlds. Even more fun on a small layout when a switching movement shares track with a mainline (a prototype no-no, but sometimes modellers are forced to compromise) and has to be completed before that express comes roaring by again.
  6. Nscale4

    Nscale4 Member

    I want to see some pics, plz! :D

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